Buses

Buses might be the poor cousin of Melbourne public transport, but I still write about them.

How do you pronounce a bus route number?

The other week somebody on Facebook made a divisive comment – “If you refer to a bus number as its numerical value rather than as single digits, you’re what is wrong with this world”. So how do you pronounce a bus route number? I posed that very question on a bus spotting discussion group years […]

Photographing the same bus, different place

When you take as many photos as I do, lots of strange things start to happen – like accidentally photographing the same bus twice on the same day. But having that happen with two different buses on the same day – what are the odds? I photographed Transdev bus #369 0369AO departing Footscray station on […]

Solar powered bus stops in Melbourne

Did you know many bus stops in Melbourne are solar powered? They have LED lights at roof level. And a battery box beneath the seat. Which is recharged by solar panels on the roof. Quite a nifty design that removes the need for extending mains power to each bus stop.

Finding a Myki ticket machine at Melbourne Airport

Most people depart Melbourne Airport via an overpriced mode of transport – SkyBus, taxi or car park. But it is possible to get to the city via a normal public transport – the hard bit is finding a place to buy or top up your Myki card. The Melbourne Airport website says the machines exist. […]

William Street upgrades and forgotten route 605 bus

During December 2019 a massive upgrade was completed on William Street in the Melbourne CBD, with platform stops built for tram passengers and separated bike lanes for cyclists. But there was one mode of transport that has completely been forgotten as part of the work – the route 605 bus. Some history Blink and you’d […]